November 7, 2:00-5:00pm – Teresa Byington, “Cottage Gardening”

Teresa Byington

The Nashville Rose Society is pleased to have Teresa Byington as our speaker for our November meeting at Belmont University. Teresa will be joining us from Indianapolis via GoToMeeting. Her topic will be “Cottage Gardening”.

Don’t forget! Daylight savings time ends! so Fall Back your clocks!

Teresa will take us on a Cottage Garden journey – past and present. She will also give us a virtual tour of her garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, that she has tended for 30+ years. Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses – from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials and a few veggies fill this garden.

Teresa loves to dig in the dirt and gets plenty of opportunities to do just that as she cares for her large cottage garden that consists of about 150 roses. She is an active member of the American Rose Society and Immediate Past President of the Indianapolis Rose Society. She is a Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener, giving her additional opportunities to get her hands dirty as well as educating others about gardening.

Her blog, TheGardenDiary.com, tells of her adventures in the garden and in life, as well as promotes roses as an integral part of the landscape. As co-host of the Rose Chat Podcast she shares the stories of roses and those who love them.

After Teresa’s presentation members will participate in our annual Chili Cookoff! Bring your best recipe for chili or cornbread and enter the cookoff. Attendees will vote for their favorite. Drinks, bowls, and cutlery will be furnished along with power strips to connect to electricity.

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!

Anyone who wishes to join the meeting virtually should see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members for information on how to log into GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.

We hope to see you there!


DATE CHANGE! October 16 – Ron Daniels Open Garden

 

Ron Daniels, co-president of the Nashville Rose Society and Master Rosarian, will host his Gadwall Abbey’s Open Garden on Saturday, October 16, 1 – 5pm, at 1000 Gadwall Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Ron has over 170 roses of all types and many companion plants in his Gadwall Abbey Garden. Ron’s garden produces many Rose Show winners and has been featured on Talk of the Town.

If you have not seen Ron’s garden, put this on your calendar!


October 10, 2-4pm – Rosemary Chamberlain, “Gardening for Monarch Butterflies”

Note! The October meeting will be held at Belmont Univetsity and on GoToMeeting from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, the Nashville Rose Society is pleased to announce that our speaker will be Rosemary Chamberlain, a Certified Tennessee State Naturalist. Rosemary’s presentation will be on the wondrous, miraculous monarch butterfly, including numerous photographs that she has taken.

Among other things, she will be addressing: Why is it so important to care about this particular and extraordinary insect? What is so amazing about its lifecycle? What nectar and important host plants can we plant in our gardens? What factors are contributing to its 80-90% population decline? Her goal is to motivate everyone to go home and plant their own garden for monarchs.

Rosemary is a retired Registered Nurse. Her experience with roses here in Tennessee was planting about 20 beautiful knock out roses and then having to tear them all out due to rose rosette disease. She now has a large collection of cone flowers in their place. Rosemary and her husband have 13 acres in Dickson on which they are gradually removing invasive plant species, planting native plants, and turning it into a natural area for wildlife and pollinators. They have 12 bluebird boxes on the property.

The October meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will be held at the Ayers Academic Center (Rooms C & D) at Belmont University, 1515 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, just off Wedgewood Avenue. Ayers Academic Center is Building #8 on the Belmont campus map, and is the building next to the Inman Center where the Frist Lecture Hall is located (location of previous NRS meetings).

Parking: The Ayers Academic Center is located at the corner of Wedgewood and 15th avenues on the northern front of campus. The entrance to the parking garages for both buildings is the same as we used last year. There are two elevator banks in the garage underneath the Ayers Academic Center – the South and North elevators. Members should park by, then use, the North elevators to the 4th floor. These open up directly across from our meeting room – which is Ayers C & D. It is not easy to find the meeting room from the South elevators!

Anyone who wishes to join the meeting virtually should see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members for information on how to log into GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.

Hope to see you there!


Sept. 12, 1:00-5:00pm – NRS Grand Prix Rose Show

The 2020 Fall Grand Prix Rose Show will be held during the Nashville Rose Society regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in the Potter Room at Cheekwood. The Grand Prix is a rose show that is held at a NRS meeting and its purpose is to give members a chance to learn about and practice exhibiting roses.

The show will have two sections – Advanced Exhibitors and Novice Exhibitors. A Novice Exhibitor is a person who has never won a Blue Ribbon in an ARS sanctioned Rose Show with the exception of the Novice category. Having the two sections will give new exhibitors experience showing their roses with fairer competition.

Please note: The NRS Grand Prix rose shows are not sanctioned by the ARS.

A grooming room will be set up at 1:00pm. All entries must be placed on the tables by 2:00pm and judging will start at this time.

Click here for the Grand Prix Show Schedule!


August 1, 2:00-5:00pm – Jeff & Cindy Garrett, “Growing & Preparing Your Roses to Show”

It is (almost) Show Time! Save the Date – Sept. 25-26 the 2021 Tenarky District Fall Rose Show & Convention will be hosted by the Nashville Rose Society. It is time to start preparing your roses for the show. The speakers for the August 1, 2021, meeting of the Nashville Rose Society will be Jeff and Cindy Garrett, ARS Master Rosarians and National Trophy winners for rose exhibiting. Jeff and Cindy will talk about “Growing & Preparing Your Roses to Show”.

The in-person meeting will be held in the Potter Room at Cheekwood starting at 2:00pm. Anyone who wishes to join the meeting virtually should see Marty Reich’s email to NRS members for information on how to log into GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend as a guest, please submit your request on the Ask a Consulting Rosarian form on the website.

In the early eighty’s, Jeff and Cindy Garrett bought a house in Hixson, Tennessee, and planted their first three roses. They were not performing well, so after reading an article in the local newspaper by Lester Smith talking about growing good roses, they decided to give him a call. Lester invited them over to his garden, which they found to be absolutely beautiful. He took them under his wing and began mentoring them on growing roses. He also invited them to a Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga meeting. They were hooked!

The Garretts moved to their current home on Lake Chickamauga in 1989. That spring they added two rose beds with about 96 plants. Over the years they have continued to develop their landscape to its current capacity of just under 350 roses.

Jeff and Cindy have both served their local society, the Tri-State Rose Society of Chattanooga, as President on numerous occasions. Currently they are editors of their local society newsletter, Basal Breaks and Jeff is the current president. The Garretts have been honored with the Bronze Medal from their local society.

Both Jeff and Cindy are active in the American Rose Society and are Master Rosarians. They and have been honored with the Silver Medal from the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society. They have both also won the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award for the Tenarky District. For many years Jeff has been the Tenarky District Roses In Review Coordinator. They are also regional editor’s for the annual Horizon Roses publication.